An Introduction to Process Mapping - MAS Skills Event
Feb 27, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Ramada Farnham, Seale, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1EX|
|Contact Name||Rachel Doyle|
|Contact Phone||07739 941587|
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A Best Practice Training Workshop delivered by experienced advisors, this is free to attend for small to medium manufacturers who are based in England.
Mapping is a simple way of visually displaying a process, breaking down each element and helping to analyse flows. It is a critical initial step in lean conversions.
- Process Flow Mapping : A structured approach to process flow analysis and the identification of the five activities of a process (operation, inspection, transport, storage and delay)
- Value Stream Mapping : Uses a pictogram to depict the flow of material downstream and also the flow of information.
Aim of the course
To give delegates a understanding of mapping, how to identify value and non-value adding activities and opportunities for improvement in the process, and an understanding of constraints within a system.
This event is suitable for people within a business responsible for identifying improvement opportunities (i.e. production and improvement managers).
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
- Create a process flow map to identify value adding and non-value adding activities in the process
- Evaluation of process flow chart to priorities areas for the elimination of non-value adding activities within the process
- Understand the process of Value Stream Mapping
- Produce a current state map
- Produce a “future” state representation of a how a facility should operate
- Use Value Stream Mapping to transform an organisation into a lean enterprise
- Overview of lean principles and understanding waste
- Introduction to Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping
- Process Flow and Value Stream mapping activities
- Production of current state map
- Design of future state map
- Implementation plan for mapping within the business
Benefits gained when applying these techniques
- Identifies value adding and non-value adding activities in the process
- Identifies and prioritises areas for ‘Kaizen’ improvement activities
- Looks at improving the whole process not just optimising individual parts of the process